The entire model of medicine is backwards and needs a major re-do. The way the current medical model is set up is to test and report the outcome of a medication, surgery or intervention in the scientific literature, and to use these statistics as the standard of care.
I’m very familiar with the scientific method of research not only through my medical practice keeping abreast of the current scientific literature to update my own practice guidelines, but also because for my entire life I’ve been the daughter of one of the leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health. I grew up attending scientific meetings and have had my own experiences doing research at the National Cancer Institute throughout my college years. And what I can tell you is… the entire thing is messed up.
Basically, here’s what happens - A study collects data on a group of people, half of who get the drug (or surgery/intervention/etc.) and half who receive a placebo in a double blinded study. The results are collected, which basically tell us what the outcome was for this particular group of people at this particular point in time in this particular location and with this particular modality. Your doctor reads this and then sees you in his or her office.
When you are diagnosed with an illness, your doctor reviews the current standard of practice for that disease and based on these studies they tell you some statistics that are likely for you if you take this medicine or have that procedure done. They limit your healing potential with what has been most probable in the past for others. Many times, these statistics are frightening, scary, and deflating. Often they change the outlook of the patient for the worse because as we know in medicine: outlook changes outcome. And even when the statistic or intervention offered has favourable odds of working, you are now being defined and limited in the doctor’s mind (which is then transferred to your mind) of what is standard, what is probable, what happened in the past to others.
What this model of healthcare never ever allows for is possibility. It never shows you what is possible for you. It brings you down to the lowest common denominator. It never lifts you up and reveals to you the unlimited healing potential of your body. You have unlimited healing potential. You should know that. Every cell in your body has unlimited potential to heal. What we do in modern medicine right now is collect data from around the world on what we are limited to, on what is probable. What we should be doing is scouring the entire world to find all the anecdotal evidence, all the case reports, all the best outcomes, all of the miracles that happen all over the world every single day in every sort of condition in every type of person with every intervention ever dreamed up and study those.
We should be finding out why some folks heal fully, why some invite miracles, why some never get a disease in the first place, and why some are predicted to have a very poor outcome and they fully heal anyway. Because these experiences - of people getting the illness that you have and are surviving and thriving and fully healing from it - are proof of what is possible.
I am not interested in reducing my patient’s healing to a pre-set outcome. I am interested in what is possible for them. I want to look through the medical literature like an encyclopaedia, filled with all kinds of beautiful outcomes from all kinds of amazing interventions and treatments, both holistic and conventional. I want to go through this information together to find inspiration so that we can come up with a treatment plan that feels right to that specific patient. Instead of sitting down and pulling out a study that tells me what percentage of people do poorly with this condition and what percentage of healing will or won’t happen and having my patient walk away with a statistic or a number, I want them actively choosing inspired action!
Because if it is possible, if it has happened even one single time to one other person on this planet then it can absolutely happen to you. It is possible. I want to switch the focus from probable, to possible. If even one other person has had this illness and experienced a complete recovery, then that is documented and possible for you too. However, even if it has never ever happened to anyone else, it can still happen to you. Anything is possible! Anything!
So the next time your physician talks to you about a treatment plan and gives you outcome percentages and probabilities, just remember: this is a mass marketed number. It doesn’t tell you what is possible with this condition and it doesn’t tell you what is possible for you.
Want to get started on your own?
I have a couple of videos for you that will teach you how to use your intuition to make health decisions. They’ll help you figure out how to tune into your intuition to make deeply satisfying, deeply healing health decisions. When you make a health decision rooted in your own intuition, everything unfolds more effortlessly because your health care decisions are aligned with your soul energy; there is a synergy already present that creates healing.
When you make a health decision based on doubt, second-guessing, over-thinking and/or other people’s well-intentioned advice, you may not be making the choice that will re-align you with your health the fastest. I’ll also give you three tips so that you can be sure you are making a health decision that is based on intuitive knowing instead of worry and fear. Deciding what healing path to take? What treatment plan to follow? To have surgery or not? To start a medication or not? To switch practitioners or not? To get acupuncture or massage? To take a supplement or to focus on exercise or to get lab work done? I’ll walk you through what you need to know to help you feel your way through this decision right now, just watch the videos!
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